“I’ve always been on the more conservative side,” the Olympic champion told Diane Sawyer while giving President Obama credit for being the first president to use the word “transgender” in the State of the Union address.
A shocked Sawyer asked if he was a Republican, and Jenner fessed up to siding with the right.
His political bombshell became one of the most controversial comments from his landmark interview, drawing derision and confusion online even as celebs on social media overwhelmingly supported his gender identity.
“Ew Bruce Jenner, I can’t believe you’d admit to that way of life,” tweeted user @crossenguard. “That’s disgusting. I mean…republican?”